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Olympus Camedia dead?

This past week I put fresh batteries in my camera, turned it on per usual and the lens came out and the lights came on but only for one photo then it went dead. I thought maybe the batteries were dead but I've tried three sets now and the camera does the same thing. Anything I can try or troubleshoot further?
Thanks.

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Olympus?

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What is the model number of the camera?

What type of battery are you using?

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olympus help

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I have a D-550 Zoom and I have used nickle rechargeable batteries and regular. Different brands.

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Olympus D-550/C300

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I am familiar with that 3 megapixel camera.
It takes very good pictures.
There have been some reports of the sliding door that covers the lens becoming damaged.
It should open all the way and make a good solid locking sound when it is fully open.
Behind that door is the mechanism to turn-on/off the camera.

If that door is OK and you are sure the batteries are installed correctly and are functional there can be a problem with the lens opening fully.
You might gently tug on the lens housing to make sure the lens is in its open parked position.

Here is an article that fully covers all the posibilities.
It is not for just the Olympus camera, but all cameras that extend the lens when turned-on.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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